Cedar City, Utah was founded in 1851 by a group of pioneers from Parowan, Utah led by Isaac C. Haight. The city was established as a settlement for iron workers and was named after the nearby Cedar Mountains and the abundance of Cedar trees in the area.
The pioneers who founded Cedar City were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they established the city as a hub for the iron industry in southern Utah. Over the years, Cedar City has grown into a thriving community with a rich history and cultural heritage, and it continues to be an important center of industry and commerce in the region.
Other founders include Daniel Webster and Henry Lunt.